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Table 13 Robustness checks of the DCE Model

From: Preferences and skills of Indian public sector teachers

Contract attributes [1] [2] [3] [4]
Including constant Excluding lexicographic Lowland districts Mountain districts
Pay (1000 Rs.) .131 [.013]** .136 [.012]** .147 [.017]** .122 [.015]**
Location: Village/Small town .491 [.109]** .609 [.102]** .532 [.145]** .489 [.127]**
Location: Home village / town .651 [.097]** .733 [.102]** .879 [.149]** .498 [.123]**
Location: District Capital area .349 [.114]** .467 [.104]** .464 [.148]** .299 [.127]*
Contract: Permanent with rotation .673 [.068]** .796 [.073]** .695 [.104]** .657 [.090]**
Contract: Permanent .775 [.104]** .850 [.107]** .906 [.157]** .699 [.131]**
Transfers: Based on merit .936 [.076]** .811 [.081]** 1.023 [.115]** .884 [.098]**
Small class size -.133 [.062]* -.103 [.064] -.087 [.092] -.158 [.079]*
Female x Pay (1000 Rs.) -.007 [.016] .004 [.017] -.008 [.025] -.002 [.021]
Female x Village/Small town .186 [.134] .152 [.144] .326 [.207] .088 [.177]
Female x Home village / town .703 [.141]** .821 [.160]** .987 [.239]** .582 [.178]**
Female x District Capital area .561 [.138]** .532 [.150]** .619 [.217]** .534 [.181]**
Female x Permanent with rotation -.185 [.096] -.229 [.104]* -.192 [.149] -.181 [.127]
Female x Permanent -.065 [.145] -.006 [.162] .111 [.241] -.116 [.185]
Female x Based on merit .222 [.109]* .231 [.120] .266 [.173] .229 [.141]
Female x Small class size .126 [.085] .172 [.092] -.012 [.130] .235 [.112]*
Constant -.017 [.054]       
Observations 4793   4097   2085   2708  
  1. **,* : significant at the 1% and 5% levels respectively. Lowland districts are Haridwar, Dehradun and Udham Singh Nagar. Mountain districts are Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Almora, and Nainital. Omitted category for Location is ‘Remote village’, for Contract ‘Fixed term 7-year contract’, and for Transfers ‘Based on connections/influence’.